Ageing and life-course

Ageism: What you can do

Get involved!

We encourage our partners and all member states to host events or activities to counter ageism and support the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2016. Consider the following ways of getting involved:

Call for messages of support from your political leadership

Call for local, regional, and national commitment to age-friendly cities and communities, healthy ageing and the roll out of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health.

Hold events on ageism and invite colleagues to participate

Resources are available on this website. Use the navigation on the left to browse resources.

Post on social media

Share WHO infographics, GIFs and media on Healthy Ageing, by re-posting WHO content or sharing resources found on this website.

Use the hashtags #YearsAhead and #UNIDOP to post messages around UNIDOP 2016 on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram

Participate in WHO HQ’s Facebook Live Q&A

A 20 minute Q&A will be held with a WHO expert on ageing on September 30 at 4pm CEST. Participate in the Q&A by submitting questions and comments. Questions can also be submitted beforehand to

Share your involvement

Let us know about the ways you are getting involved with UNIDOP 2016 through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or by sending an email to